Re: GSM modems supported by network-manager-0.7 - help!
- From: Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com>
- To: "Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk" <qrczak knm org pl>
- Cc: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users lists ubuntu com>, networkmanager-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GSM modems supported by network-manager-0.7 - help!
- Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 00:56:04 -0400
On Sun, 2008-09-14 at 20:48 +0200, Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk wrote:
> I am considering buying iPlus (internet access from a Polish GSM
> provider Polkomtel), and I have trouble predicting which GSM modem
> would work with network-manager-0.7 on Hardy.
> I want to use network-manager and not pppd or wicd; I want
> GPRS/UMTS/HSDPA (HSPA might be useful in future); ExpressCard or
> PCMCIA is preferred, USB is acceptable.
> iPlus provides a small choice of modems
> - Huawei E800 (ExpressCard)
> - ZTE MF335 (ExpressCard)
> - Huawei E630 (PCMCIA)
> - Huawei E870 (HSPA, ExpressCard)
> - Option Icon 225 (USB)
I have a 225 (thanks Option!). It works. I used it to add support for
newer Option cards to NetworkManager. If it's busted in any way, I'll
fix it since I have the hardware.
> - Huawei E272 (HSPA, USB)
> - Huawei E220 (USB)
> There is some Ubuntu compatibility list at
> <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NetworkManager/Hardware/3G>, but all the
> above modems are not on the list (not even with an "unknown" status)
> except Huawei E220 (which works "with some tweakage"). Googling for
> success stories did not bring anything interesting - there are only
> problem stories.
> I suppose I could buy a modem myself, and take only a SIM card from
> Polkomtel, but I still don't know which modem to choose - not because
> I have too many to choose from, but because I see nothing which is
> known to work and which I could buy in Poland.
> So I am asking here, which GSM modem do you recommend? Do anything
> from the above list work with nm-0.7? If not from this list, something
> I could buy in Poland?
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